Former RoughRider Megna Signs With NHL's Penguins

By Jeff Johnson, Reporter

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders' Jayson Megna (left) goes up against Muskegon Lumberjacks' Jaycob Megna during the first period of their play-off game at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, in southwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Jim Slosiarek/SourceMedia Group News)


By Grant Burkhardt

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Former Cedar Rapids RoughRiders center Jayson Megna has signed a free-agent contract with the NHL‘s Pittsburgh Penguins. The two-year entry-level contract is worth an average annual value of $925,000, according to the Penguins.

Megna, 22, just finished his freshman season at Nebraska-Omaha. He played two years for the RoughRiders, including being the leading scorer and captain of the Riders’ Anderson Cup winning team in 2010-11 for most regular-season points.

Megna was a first-team all-United States Hockey League selection in 2011. His younger brother, Jaycob, was taken in the seventh round of this year’s NHL draft by the Anaheim Ducks.

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